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Sean Patrick McGinley

Sean Patrick has designed his career around advising companies on their technology and intellectual property needs. Leaning into his engineering background, Sean Patrick has a specific passion for diving into his client’s technical features and using that knowledge to advise them on their next transaction. This has included pre-foundation counseling, strategic transactions, venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and everything in-between. His clients range from entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and their investors to multi-national, publicly traded corporations spanning across a broad range of industries, including products based on SaaS, cloud services, ecommerce, consumer goods, on-premise software, transportation logistics, healthcare, data processing, employee management, renewable energy, generative AI, cryptocurrency, and more. Additionally, Sean Patrick is CIPP/US certified and regularly advises clients on their privacy needs, including CPRA, GDPR, HIPAA, and other regulatory compliance, routine privacy policy updates, and cybersecurity implementation. Sean Patrick also counsels clients on their full-service corporate needs, including corporate formation, debt and equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Kastner Gravelle, Sean Patrick gained a breadth of experience regarding all things intellectual property. While an associate at Gunderson Dettmer and Norton Rose Fulbright, Sean Patrick prosecuted patents, litigated commercial, patent, trade secret and trademark disputes, advised on commercial transactions, and managed company portfolios. This experience covered everything from multi-billion-dollar mergers to small-town public security issuance to multi-jurisdiction retractable-roof trade-secret litigation.

Sean Patrick is also passionate about community engagement, particularly LGBTQ+ and immigration advocacy and when the two intersect. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, filed VAWA applications, and helped clients with asylum and refugee applications.

Sean Patrick received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. During, he served as a Senior Editor for the Boston College Law Review where he also published his suitably named note, I Wanna Design for Somebody (Who Needs Me): The Intersection of Humanitarian Engineering, Choice-of-Law, and Technology Transfer in Kenya. He originally and proudly hails from Reno, Nevada.